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Posterior Stretching Exercise for the Shoulder

Posterior stretching exercise for the shoulder
  • Hold the elbow of your injured arm with your opposite hand.
  • Use your hand to pull your injured arm gently up and across your body. You will feel a gentle stretch across the back of your injured shoulder.
  • Hold for at least 15 to 30 seconds, then slowly lower your arm.
  • Repeat 2 to 4 times.

Current as of: July 1, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Timothy Bhattacharyya MD - Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma

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